Letter from Christophe Authier to the PF secretary [Francesco Ingoli] [1640]

Title

Letter from Christophe Authier to the PF secretary [Francesco Ingoli] [1640]

Subject

Christophe Authier
Mission reports
Conversion
France (missions in)

Description

Letter referring to the success of two missions ordered by the bishop of Valence in Estoile (in spring 1639) and St. Giovanni di Reyan (fall-winter 1639 to January 1640). The bishop himself donated 200 scudi for this purpose. The missionaries taught the catechism, preached, made peace among enemies, converted heretics, heard general confessions and gave communion to people from those localities and many more who came from neighbouring places; one of these places, for instance, only had 1,500 inhabitants, but 7,000 were reported to have confessed and received communion there; of all, only four or five people did not make general confession. PF notes on 346v indicate that Christophe Authier is the author of the letter and also that the Cardinal of Santa Croce requested, on behalf of Christophe Authier, the apostolic confirmation of Authier's "Congregation of the Missions" in the Aix diocese and other dioceses in France. PF notes also show that the cardinals decided to send a letter to Authier, indicating that he should not establish missions in places where there already are other missionaries sent by PF.
Date discussed 1640-08-20
Additional comments
a) Based on the content of the letter and the date of discussion in PF, the letter was written sometime between January and August 1640; and b) According to PF notes on 346v, the author of the letter is Christophe Authier.

Creator

Christophe Authier

Source

APF SOCG 199, 345r, 346v

Date

1640

Contributor

Addressed to [Francesco Ingoli]

Relation

See for references to the same missions: APF SOCG 199, 353r-387v (database item 68).

Format

Original; not signed; undated; Italian

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

67

Coverage

Origin: unknown
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

Christophe Authier, “Letter from Christophe Authier to the PF secretary [Francesco Ingoli] [1640],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed July 18, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13815.

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